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Gold Coast Secondary School Results | ATAR scores in Grade 12

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If you are interested in finding out about 2023 Gold Coast high school ranking for year 12 results based on 2022 ATAR results, then this article is going to bring you up to speed on the latest information and what is happening with league tables now.

Gold Coast secondary school ATAR results school ranking

What you will find below is the secondary school ranking for Gold Coast schools published in 2020 using 2019 OP data.

This information is based on students OP scores from Year 12 students gained in 2019.  The rankings below for Gold Coast schools are extracted from Year 12 OP results.


ATAR results from 2022 cohort will NOT be publicly published

In early May 2021, the Queensland Government announced that they would not be releasing the league tables for schools based on ATAR results from previous years anymore.

You can read their announcement here.

But of course, pure academic results don’t tell the whole story about what makes a school the one of the best high schools on the Gold Coast. Kids get so much more from school than simple academics, so if your school of choice isn’t one to the top schools on the Gold Coast based on a leaderboard for these results, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great place to send your child.

These are the statistics for you to draw your own conclusions. Gold Coast high school ranking using the secondary school ATAR results table is a guide for parents. BUT it’s NOT the be all and end all of choosing the right school for your child.

This secondary school OP results table is a guide for parents but it’s NOT the be all and end all of choosing the right school for your child. They were drawn from the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority.

Best secondary school academic results on the Gold Coast

The following list is the Top 20 schools that received the highest percentage of grade 12 results – that is OP scores 1-5 from their cohort.

  1. Queensland Academy for Health Science, Southport
  2. Somerset College, Mudgeeraba
  3. Southport State High School, Southport
  4. Emmanuel College, Carrara
  5. Coomera Anglican College, Coomera
  6. All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac
  7. Tamborine Mountain State High School
  8. Livingstone Christian College, Ormeau
  9. Trinity Lutheran College, Ashmore
  10. St Stephen’s College, Coomera
  11. A B Patterson College, Arundel
  12. The Southport School, Southport
  13. St Hilda’s School, Southport
  14. Varsity College, Varsity Lakes
  15. Miami State High School, Miami
  16. Benowa State High School, Benowa
  17. St Andrew’s Lutheran College, Tallebudgera
  18. Helensvale State High School, Helensvale
  19. King’s Christian College, Reedy Creek
  20. Robina State High School, Robina
Remember, this league table is only based on the % of students who recieved a OP Score of 1-5. Any league table based on any single outcome measure tells very little about the effectiveness of a school program or what students really get out of their 13 years at school. Such lists fail to recognise that a good education is more than just preparation for exams. Schools design their curriculum to meet the particular needs of their students and help them to reach their potential.
This table does not take into account the other ranges of OP scores – to see a larger sample with the range of OP Scores 1-15 (as well as all the IB results) read the rest of the article and then click here.
To find out more abut local Gold Coast schools and read beyond their academic results, click here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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